Al Jean Biography, Age, Wife, Mike Reiss, The Simpsons, Disney, Net Worth

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Al Jean Biography

Al Jean (Alfred Ernest Jean III) is an American screenwriter and producer best known for his work on The Simpsons.

Jean was born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan being of Irish ancestry. He graduated from Harvard University in 1981 earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.


Alfred Ernest Jean III was born on 9 January 1961 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S. He is 62 years

Al Jean Wife

Al Jean’s wife is named Stephanie Gillis. The couple got married in 2002. Stephanie Gillis is also a writer and producer. And she has worked on several television shows including “The Simpsons” and “The Critic” alongside her husband Al Jean.

Al Jean Mike Reiss

Al Jean and Mike Reiss are both writers and producers who worked together on “The Simpsons” for many years. They were among the original writers of the show and served as showrunner during its third and fourth seasons.

Al Jean and Mike Reiss co-created the animated TV series “The Critic” in 1994. Which was also produced by James L. Brooks. They have collaborated on several other projects over the years. Including the comedy series “Teen Angel” and the TV movie “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!”.

Al Jean Simpsons

Al Jean is a writer and producer who has been involved with “The Simpsons” since its early days. He first joined the writing staff in 1989 during the show’s third season and served as a showrunner from seasons 13 to 30.

During his time on the show, Al Jean has written and produced some of the most iconic episodes of “The Simpsons”, including “Marge vs. the Monorail”, “Homer the Heretic”, and “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show”. He is known for his contributions to the show’s humor, satire, and character development.

Al Jean has also been a key figure in the show’s longevity and success, helping to steer it through various changes and challenges over the years. He is currently the showrunner and executive producer of “The Simpsons”, overseeing the production of new episodes and ensuring that the show remains fresh, funny, and relevant.

Al Jean Disney

Reiss and Jean signed a three-year contract with The Walt Disney Company in 1994 to produce other television shows for ABC, they created and executive-produced Teen Angel, which was later canceled in its first season.

Mike said “It was so compromised and overworked. I had 11 executives full-time telling me how to do my job.” They periodically worked on The Simpsons, they ere allowed to write and produce four episodes of the show, including season eight’s “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious” (1997) while still under Disney contract.

Al Jean The Critic

Jean and Reiss created The Critic, an animated show about film critic Jay Sherman (voiced by Jon Lovitz); The series was produced by Brooks. The Critic first aired on ABC in January 1994 to critical acclaim, but failed to attract viewers and was shelved after six weeks. later returned in June 1994, ending airing of the first production.

The show moved to the Fox network for a second season to air on the same network as The Simpsons. With this, Brook accomplished a crossover between himself and The Critic, which took place in The Simpsons episode “A Star Is Burns” (1995).

The show was again short-lived, airing ten episodes before being canceled on Fox. Only 23 episodes total were produced at the time, and they returned in 2000 with a ten-episode webcast series. became a cult hit with reruns on Comedy Central and the entire series being released on DVD.

Net Worth

The American writer has an estimated net worth of $200 million.

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